I want something like epoxy but that will not dry hard and brittle. Tried
the standard 50/50 mix with JB Weld on a piece of cardboard and it cracks
when bent, but I understand that this is way it was designed.
On another test piece I put 75% hardner and 25% "steel", then next to (not
touching it) did a spot of 75% steel and 25% hardner. 17 hours later
neither one seems cured.
The 75% steel spot did the best, it is tack free and flexible, feels sort of
rubbery. This is almost exactly what I need if it stays like this over the
The 75% hardener spot feels tacky and has not "skinned" yet.
I know that it's a chemical vulcanization so I expect the cure time on both
to be longer than a 50/50 mix. Am I wrong for expecting it to cure at all?
I'm generally curious about the possibility of varying the ratio on 2-part
epoxy's, but also am specifically looking for something that dries softer/
more flexible than jb weld but harder than latex or silicone caulk. Doesn't
have to be extremely durable, just maintain cohesion and at least moderate
adhesion. Also would be nice to have the following:
- post cure service temp of -40c to 110c
- curing process should not corrode soft metals like copper or solder (like
an acetate or ammonia curing silcone RTV)
- not trap small particles after curing. Example - sprinkle some graphite
dust on white cured caulk and it will get stuck in the silicone
- not "set up" quickly. I need about 30 min. to smear it around.
Purpose is sort of a special electronics project. It will cover and protect
some silver based conductive paint on a circuit board. I know it helps to
know the application but that's about the best I can explain it. Appreciate